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Party and Table decorations for your Ruby Wedding Anniversary to make it a truly memorable occasion. Our aim is to help you with some quality party and table decorations that really meet your aspirations and the needs of your event. The traditional colour for a 40th wedding anniversary celebration will come as no surprise, deep ruby red, and there is plenty in this rich colour to choose from in both party supplies and tableware. You will also find some wonderful gift ideas for the occasion.
Once you have added a rich red table runner and beautiful serviettes to your table, you can add a touch of formality to your table decorations with place cards and wonderful deep red petals or beautiful light catching red table crystals. A lovely pair of ruby red candles could be a wonderful alternative table centrepiece to the ever popular option of balloons.
There are a whole host of ways of adding something special to your table and of course the choices you make will be dependant upon the number of guests you have coming to your celebration, and the type of event you are planning. A dinner party for ten or twelve guests can be intimate and you can really go to town on your table decorations to ensure the ideal look. However, if you are having a party for a larger number then you may want to consider the practical option of disposable tableware.
The way that you decide to celebrate is important as well, and there are a huge number of options to choose from. A grand ball with all your family and friends is probably one of the most traditional ways to organise the day, although there are an increasing number of people who are looking at a splendid lunch, or even an afternoon tea. These alternatives offer all the fun and enjoyment of an evening party, but if some people have to travel some distance to join the gathering it means that they can then travel at both ends of the day if they need to. Other popular alternatives include hiring a large house or property and gathering a crowd of your closest friends around you to stay and relax for a few days. The more adventurous even organise a short cruise together.
Make the memory permanent with a lovely Guest Book or an Album, and treasure the day. If you decide to use a guest book it is a wise idea to ensure that someone (not the happy couple, of course) takes responsibility for ensuring that everyone who is there makes a contribution to the book. People often think that it is enough to sign it, but it is a much lovelier idea to ask everyone to write a thought about the ruby couple, of how they feel about them, or a special memory about them. What was a simple gift then suddenly becomes a truly wonderful and unusual memory of a momentous occasion.
For interesting facts about couples celebrating their Ruby Anniversary see our blog. Here is our post about couples who married in 1972. The seventies were a time of significant change with the three day week and the UK's entry into the European Economic Community. So much has happened since in the years that you have been married, and a wonderful way to celebrate your special years together is to arrange a retrospective of all the major events of the years since.